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is warning fans of 5 hour in-- 5-hour energy, it could have contributed to 13 deaths. ktvu's david stevenson is live in san francisco where other energy drinks are also coming under scrutiny. >> reporter: that's right. these drinks are getting a lot of negative attention. >> reporter: they can barely keep it in stock. >> some people buy like six for the next two days. >> reporter: 5-hour energy shots sell out quickly in this busy neighborhood. >> reporter: who buys these? >> workers at the hotels, business people. they come in to get a quick boost. >> reporter: it is getting unwelcomed attention from the food and drug administration. since 2008 the fda received reports of 13 deaths and 30 life threatening injuries. >> i think we will find out that anybody who dies probably had preexisting heart disease. >> the fda last month said there were 5 fatality reports mentioning monster. he challenged them to prove the product is safe for young people. >> guidelines say they should have no more than 100-milligram as day. a 16-ounce monster drink has 160-milligrams. >> reporter: 5-hour energy told kt
concerns about another type of energy product, this time it is the 5-hour energy which comes in a shot size bottle. ktvu's david stevenson tells us what led to the investigation. david? >> reporter: first, monster energy, now 5-hour energy is being scrutinized for possible link to injuries and deaths. >> reporter: she is a coordinator at ucsf and relies on 5-hour energy shots to give a boost. >> i try not to do it too often. only on days when i feel like i am sluggish. >> the food and drug administration is taking a closer look at the drink. they confirms to ktvu it received reports of 13 deaths and 30 reports of life threatening injuries since 2008. >> energy drinks are about two cups of coffee and kind of put together in a way that might encourage you to take multiple doses. >> reporter: they asked researchers to look into hundreds of cases involving a variety of energy drippings. he says large doses of -- energy drinks. he says large doses can set off heart conditions. >> adrenaline triggers heart erythema. >> reporter: they say they are unaware of any deaths caused by the consumption o
of united's flights. popular energy drinks are under investigation. federal officials are checking into reports of 13 deaths during the past 4 years that may be linked to 5-hour energy drinks. the manfacturer calls the claims "overblown" and says the beverages have no more caffiene than a cup or two of coffee. pepsi plans to fight fat with fizz. pepsico plans to release a fat-fighting beverage called "pepsi special." the soda, which will be released in japan only, contains dextrin, which helps to slow fat absorbtion in the body. no word yet on when the product will be released. still to come, should you buy on the dips? we'll get some very opinionated trader takes later on. but first, some optimistic views on the housing sector are next with bill moller. w the housing wreck - that's what got us into this mess, and it'll likely be the housing recovery that'll fully and finally get us out of this waning recession. to track the improvement we always look at the numbers. and each month, pumps out national and regional housing data. the october figures just went to press, so
, a was a mistake. certain places have an energy that not only attracts people but attracts events. >> twilight zone 2012. >> it's confusing me. >> it's an interactive game that uses the whole planet. >> what? >> take google earth, make an interactive game and you have something for your mobile phone called ingress. how you play, you get your phone, walk to points of interest, connect dots and build a wall between your energy field and the people on the other side try to tear your wall down. >> there's resistance. people think this thing they have uncovered is not good for us or enlightened, think this energy thing is positive for us. in the middle of the game they will continue to feature videos like this to keep people interested. >> i would like to be on a rogue team that messes everything up for everyone. >> you can be the pioneer. >> anybody in the world can play it that has access to it, not quite ready for ios. those with iphones have to wait a while to get it. here is the thing. this game isn't over in a couple of plays, couple of weeks. they expect this game to last for over a year. >> i lo
energy here. i thought what a shame it would be if this school were to go under. >> for a kid who's never been exposed to instruments before, do you just kind of open this door and ask them to come in and pick the first thing that they gravitate to? >> no, we don't do that. we ask them what they're interested in. is it playing with their hands, is it the fine motor skills of a violin which takes a lot more posture and makes them tired as little kids or is it the piano as they're sitting down or is it their voice? do they want to hear how they can be creative with their voice. so it's about what the kid wants to discover in themselves. >> started the harlem school of the arts about a year ago. the reason i started out just taking classes, then i joined the college prep program. it's helped tremendously. i think the guitar, piano, saxophone and those are my main instruments. it helps with all of the instruments. >> for the eight-time grammy winning trum pe tear, composer and philanthropist the school offers an atmosphere that helped get him started. >> an environment that produces good ener
francisco. also, concerns about a popular energy drink and the investigation into whether it's connected into more than a dozen deaths. >> these newly released numbers reveal who is most likely to be poor in america, with age, and ethnicity as most likely to be struggling. reless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> new at 10:00, a report out says california is number 1 when it comes to residents living in poverty. one woman's struggle just to have the bare necessities. >> reporter: friend, second harvest food bank opened this second location just because of the need. and according to this new report today, the number of needy has gone up. >> inside this two bedroom home. >> once we turn it up, the bill
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toward a clean energy economy and environmentalists appraising it is a model for the world. >>> the recent wet weather system that rolled through the bay area brought lots of snow to the bay area. we want to show you what it looked like on friday in nayac. at high elevations more than 2 feet of snow fell. it was the first sizable snowfall of the season. and as you see here from these pictures boy it costs several spin outs and traffic back ups for drivers heading to the mountains. >>> it's not even thanksgiving yet and people are already skiing at lake tahoe. we want to show you what's going on out here. this is a picture taken at boreal ski resort. they did have the snow machine going on out there. more and more ski resorts are set to open this month. north star is set to open in a week. and we move on and see that kirk wood is set to open on november 21st that's the week of thanksgiving. >>> officials are investigating a fire at a fremont school. the key piece of evidence that has investigators calling this blaze suspicious. >> more on the petraeus scandal. the investigat
that we cloud it up and it does look good on monday. >> thank steve. >>> concerns about a popular energy drink, it could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and air force recruits following allegations of sexual assaults. >>> good morning it looks good if you are driving on the sunole grade, we will tell you more about the commute and bay area weather. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . >>> happening right here on the steps of the capital building and u.s. congress is gathering for their class photo, more than 80 members of congress and they are learning about ethics about budgets, about staffing, where they are going to live and these are pictures from the live steps of
but not a lot was expected. >>> we have some questions and concerns about a popular energy drink which could be connected to more than a dozen deaths. >>> the new deal in the works, the outside land festival is bringing in some extra benefits for the city. . >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. the food and drug administration has 13 reports of death which could be thrown a caffeinated -- linked to a caffeinated energy drink. investigators say there is no evidence but in each case it is cited for possible involvement and they continue to investigate. they say the drink is safe when used as directed. >>> hostess said all of their workers will be out of a job if workers do not return to work today. they could file for liquidation tomorrow and if they approve, they could should down as early as tuesday. they have been trying to reorganize their finances but they walked out after pay and benefit cuts. >>> they could have huge benefits for the city and under the proposed contract, it could be extended for 8 more years. it would also allow up to 10,000 more people to be part of the
at the refinery is set for tomorrow morning in san francisco. >>> the head of a houston based energy company who's oil platform in the gulf of mexico exploded last week today spoke publicly about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday at a black elk energy platform. 11 people were injured. four seriously. two workers jumped from the burning rig in the water. one of the bodies was located yesterday. >> i'm deeply saddened to say that we have identified one body under the platform. that body has not been recovered yet. we're working in coordination with the u.s. coast guard so that we can respectfully and most efficiently recover the body. >> that ceo today vowed to continue severalling for the second -- continue searching for the second worker's body. >>> larksburg native laporte- oshiro is receiving a scholarship to oxford. >>> ktvu's ken pritchett reports this year there's a new twist. referee: - - >> this year the cones have moved from the left to right. but not everything has changed. the turkey counter reu mains. >> everything is smaller, we have no storage -- t
is promising a thorough review of why the power company's response to the energy seemed so slow. >> they will be held accountable for past performance and then we also have to get smart about this and we have to make sure we're prepared for when this happens again. because i believe this will happen again. >> president obama is scheduled to tour the new york city area on thursday and will be briefed on the rebuilding effort. >>> volunteers in contra costa county went to work tonight preparing some much needed supplies to send the people back east who are in those storm damaged areas. heather holmes is live where boxes of donated goods will soon be shipped out. >> reporter: frank for more than five hours tonight this baseball shed was bustling an assembly line of volunteers hoping to solve the big problem thousands of miles away. take a look this is the result. 97 boxes of everything from sleeping bags to two way radios sealed and ready to go. >> this is great. fantastic. >> reporter: from gold weather clothes,. >> we have some diapers and wipes. >> to baby items. >> reporter: to
and drug administration's records harding those high caffeine energy drinks. today the fda released more records about previous warnings about rock star, monster and five hour energy. the fda wants to announce that the naming does not mean it contributed to the injury or the death. >>> they say they have developed a compound that acts like a molecular tweezer and successfully removes plaque from the use of mice. the use of so called tweezers may not help human neurons in the same way but may be good to use before the onset of alzheimer's. >>> we'll hear from buster posey on the latest award he is now taking home. >> and get ktvu news to go. download the ktvu app. download the app and you can watch all our newscasts right there on your mobile device. [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> mark is here now with sports, it seems like it couldn't have ha
a clean energy economy. >>> the chp wants to know if you are too sleep foy drive. better keep our eyes open. because the chp is launching a week-long crackdown on croucy driving. the chp says drowsy driving is about as dangerous as driving drunk. >>> coming up on 7:24. hoping everyone is wide awake behind the wheel. how are things going in downtown san jose? >> okay. we've been looking at one of the slowest commutes on a regular monday. i want to show you 280, northbound right to downtown on the right. you can see traffic is just fine. just a lot of schools today are observing veterans day, even though veterans day was yesterday. but right now, it's having an effect on the commute. looking at the east bay, southbound 880, southbound 8 0 they are clearing a crash -- 880 they are clearing a crash. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >>> a lot of 30s. let's get used to that. the afternoon highs will come up a little bit. at least through wednesday or thursday and then we'll see have to if we get clouds in here. really not going to do much, cold mornings. high clouds. but all in all a gr
. >>> a warning about a very popular energy drink. the concerns that it could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >> police are trying to catch an arsonist, we'll tell you about the latest fires police believe he set just last night. >> parents in san jose have a lot of questions about why a registered sex offender was allowed at their children's school. we'll tell you why he was not arrested, and we'll have more on the sheriff's department investigation. >>> passengers report being stuck at airports or runways some people say they've been waiting for up to two hours this morning. for the flights to take off. united blames a computer out damage. this is video from news chopper 2 taken of sfo. you can see united planes parked at the terminal this is at least the third major computer outage for united since june. and it happens with continental. the passengers are being told by pilots and airport agents that the computers are down and they don't know when the system will returned. of course, this does not bode well for the airlines. it's a week from thanksgiving, and that's when holiday tra
cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >> chris: after a disappointing election day it is no surprise republicans would do some soul-searching. but, what is a surprise is how quickly it has begun and how serious it has gotten. joining us to talk about the future of the party, governor bobby jindal, of louisiana, the new chair of the republican governor's association, in the state capitol, baton rouge and from san diego, wisconsin governor scott walker, the new vice chair of the rga, gentlemen, this week, mitt romney, in a conference call with big donors, attributed his defeat to president obama, giving out gifts to minorities and young people, governor jindal, you reacted sharply to that. let's look: >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, given ext
later on tonight at 10:00. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the ceo of an energy company whose platform in the gulf of mexico exploded spoke publicly today about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday on an oil rig belonging to houston-based black elk energy. officials say 11 people were injured, four severely. two workers jumped from the burning rig. one of their bodies was located yesterday. >> i'm deeply saddened to say that we have identified one body under the platform. that body has not been recovered before. we're working in coordination with the u.s. coastguard so that we can respectfully and most efficiently recover the body. >> that ceo vowed today to continue searching for the second worker's body. authorities said the explosion happened while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line on the platform. >>> congressional leaders say they want compromise on the fiscal cliff, but there is no sign of agreement of how to raise more revenue. without agreement, tax increases and deep spending cuts go into effect at the end of the year. the ch
will account for pollutions but they can sell them. they will help drive california towards a clean energy campaign. >>> and they are cracking down on drivers who are sleepy behind the wheel. it is almost as dangerous as driving drunk and after 17 hours of driving, it is as dangerous as those who have a .7 alcohol level. drowsy driving deaths were very high in 2010. >> i get on the road at 3:00 a.m., i am drowsy, i'm sorry. >> i am going to have a cup of coffee, let's take a look at what we have, traffic is moving along pretty well and as we have been mentioning, northbound 280, getting to highway 17 looks good, we may have some schools out today. southbound 608 to sunole -- 680 looks good as you get to the bottom of the hill. >>> 43 in ocean beach, for some it is not bad and for others it is cold out there. overall it will be mostly sunny partly sunny to the north, mainly 60s, pam. >> all right, steve, coupling up next, -- coming up next, the bay area connection which was once at the supreme court. >>> coming up why the president thinks he should support higher taxes. >>> and they are pu
. the fire that followed the explosion has been extinguished. the rigbylongs to black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company headquartered in houston. >>> a texas rail crossing where a train hit a parade float yesterday has had 10 previous collisions over the past 33 years, according to federal accident records. yesterday's collision in midland killed 4 veterans on the float. investigators say one of them pushed his wife to safety just before he died. 16 other people were injured, some critically when the train hit the tractor-trailer towing the float. the trailer was blocked by traffic from moving off they have tracks. >>> twinkies may soon fade into history because the hostess company wants to keep its promise to shut down operations because workers did not end their strike yesterday. ktvu's janine de la vega has the background. >> reporter: most americans have sunk their teeth into a twinkie or ho ho at some point in their life. >> that was the afternoon snack, you came home from school and had a twinkie or a ho ho. >> now that hostess announced it will close, some cus
every 33 years. >>> two u.s. senators are pushing the fda to restrict caffeine levels in some energy drinks. those drinks include full throttle, red bull, amp and 5-hour energy drink. the push from an illinois senator and connecticut senator comes after 13 deaths were linked to 5-hour energy shots. san francisco city attorney has also asked energy drink companies to provide more information about marketing their products. >>> well, it is soon going to cost you a little more to send out your mail. postal regulators approved boosting first class postage by another penny, raising the price of the first class domestic stamp to 46-cents. the rate hike is set to take effect january 27th, tied to the rate of inflation. . >>> more than $200,000 worth of fake designer goods in orange county this weekend is part of a six-month crackdown of makers of false brand name items. designer counter fits are a growing problem and authorities seized more than $8 billion worth of fake goods in 2011, a 24% increase over the previous year. >>> for the first time, los angeles officers will patrol today's foo
should triple soon. iran insists their uranium the -- uranium plan is for energy only. >>> today one victim's group says ikea is just the tip of the iceburg. >>> and in north korea, people are marking their first ever mother's day. they are buying flowers and cards. north korea's leaders recently announced that today november 16th would be set aside to honor mothers. some mothers paid the respects to the country's father, sung and il. >>> police have arrested a man who they say plan to open fire during a screening of the new twilight movie. blake lammers is facing charges. police say he bought tickets to sunday's showing and then confessed on planning to shoot people inside the theater. his mother tipped off police after he bought two assault rifles and hundreds of bullets. >> my time as a human is over. but i've never felt more alive. >> reporter: twilight breaking dawn part two opened at midnight but so far it is slightly behind last year's installment. early box office returns returns estimate that the movie will earn $150 million. >>> a long tradition of sweet treats comes to a c
see dave clark right now. the two music sensations brought energy to the stage. everybody is up and dancing at the american music awards. can't beat that. si says he practiced hammers dance moves growing up. >> now si shifted the planet. so to be with somebody who shifted the planet and have fun and very humble and raftable guy i love doing it and we had a great time together. >> his song went viral this past summer and now holds the record as the most liked video in youtube history. >> you can do that, pam. >> right. [ laughter ] >>> we can go to sal. he knows about our commute. >> good morning, to you. traffic is doing pretty well. you want to be blasting your music on your way to work you can do that. it's not all that bad. toll plaza we do have a 15-20 minute delay here. it does look like a normal monday. and if you are driving on the nimitz freeway we have slow traffic from eighth street down to tenson. >>> partly sunny and cloudy. more clouds to the north. more sun to the south. 60s you will be all right for the 49ers game tonight. don't have to worry about rain. >>> also
off of the louisiana coast. the explosion was at a black elk energy oil platform. 11 people were hurt. one worker was killed. another one still missing. >>> well, there is a meeting today they will be talking about the chevron refinery in richmond. coming up at 7:42, why one group says people in the east bay are still at risk in nearly four months after the fire at that refinery. >>> it is 7:15. afghan president hamid karzai is not happy that u.s. forces are still arresting and holding afghan prisoners. despite an agreement that now gives the power to afghanistan. karzai said the continued u.s. involvement in the arrest and imprisonment of afghan the is "completely against the agreement that's been signed." but the u.s. wants the agreement to detain prisoners that they believe are too dangerous to release. >>> this is video of paula broadwell arriving back home in charlotte, north carolina, with her husband yesterday. broadwell spent last week at her brother's home in washington, d.c. a friend of broadwell's says she deeply regrets the damage that's been done to her family and everyon
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